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, the bookstore, go out of business. largely because of competition with amazon. >> reporter: based in seattle, amazon was started in the mid-'90s to sell books online. and for years made no profit. but it soon became clear that founder jeff bezos and his notoriously secretive company had bigger plans. they started expanding in the late 1990s into videos, music, games, electronics, kitchenware, clothing, shoes, jewelry, business services, information storage. amazon turned the corner to profitability in 2002, and today, amazon is a $100 billion global company. and though bezos declined our request for an interview, he recently told "fortune" magazine's andy serwer -- >> our goal is to be the most customer obsessed company. is there someone doing some element better than we? if so, how do we improve? >> online shopping is still only 10% of total retail. >> reporter: meaning amazon in all likelihood is just getting started. ben stein told me recently he has never seen a company dominate a market quite the way amazon is right now. this is a huge, huge story this holiday season. the big question,
, denver at 12 degrees and a pair of 7s here in vancouver and seattle. here's a look at your extended forecast. ♪ >>> recapping our top story here on "newsline," authorities in japan have lifted a tsunami warning and advisories issued for the northeast pacific coast following a strong earthquake. officials with the meteorological agency say the tremor was most likely an aftershock from the march 2011 earthquake. the estimated 7.3 magnitude tremor jolted the country at 5:18 p.m. local time, triggering tsunami. it struck off the sanriku coast in the tohoku region. this is the same part of japan that was hit by last year's disaster. immediately after friday's quake, authorities issued a tsunami warning and advisories for areas along the northeast coast. they say a wave of one meter came racing ashore in the prefecture of miyagi, hitting the port of -- port city of ishinomaki. so far there are no reports of major injuries or damage. authorities lifted their warning and advisories two hours after the quake hit. this tremor struck in early evening as people were heading home from work or
washington killed susie ko in her house during a robbery in october. the couple's crimes ended in seattle when they rammed a police car with susie ko's suv. f san jose police say they have arrested a woman for the gang related killing of a teen. police do not believe she acted alone. on november 30 he was found shot and died later. police are searching for other suspects. >>> potential home buyers will have the chance to take advantage of a pot of money. it is part of a settlement over fair lending claims. the program is called city lift. it applies to nine east bay cities. >> we will provide $20,000 grands, 0% rate as long as they stay in the home 5 years, that $20,000 is forgiven. >> i couldn't afford that much so now i am excited. >> one of the restrictions, you must purchase within 60 days. it runs tomorrow from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. >>> bay area may have a secret weapon when it comes to employment. ktvu's matt keller tells us a report shows high tech workers have a ripple effect on the local economy. >> reporter: lunchtime in north san jose can sometimes look like a race to east wi
of preparation. so the word is getting out. seattle invited us to come up and talk to them about incorporating that, this program, into their fleet week. so the word is getting out. i'd like to tell you just a story that i've told before to some of you but it relates very much to the next panel that we have here. back in april of 1992, i was commanding the first marine division and we had been to the gulf war and we had a lot of parades and we were feeling pretty good about things and on 30 april, 1992, the results of the rodney king trial were announced. two days later, we found the first marine division deployed to compton and watts and one of the most horrific sights i'd ever seen. it was the largest riot in u.s. history. 3,000 people were injured, 60 people were killed, and we actually ended up at one point in time having to use live ammunition. but once we did, the bloods and the krips and the gangs there realized we were serious. the reason we got involved is because they learned none of the police departments within los angeles could talk to each other on their communications gear.
healthcare. [ male announcer ] we began serving handcrafted coffees in seattle, and people seemed to like it. so we wondered -- where else could we take this? ♪ for over 40 years, we've brought our passion for fine coffee and espresso to people everywhere. but one place was impossible, until now. our lattes, espresso and brewed coffee, now in your home. the verismo™ system by starbucks. >>> on tuesday, congress delivered another sign they are not interested in mending their obstructionist ways. the senate was set to ratify the u.n. convention on the rights of persons with disabilities which has already been ratified about 126 countries worldwide and seeks to protect 700 million people with disabilities from discrimination. the convention was based on the landmark americans with disabilities act, which came to pass with the help of republican senator bob dole. the former senate majority leader was on hand to compel his fellow republicans to ratify the u.n. treaty. even an 89-year-old former colleague confined to a wheelchair couldn't unblock this party's entrance see yens. 66 votes were required
but seattle, vancouver, and portland and eugene. we had major business markets and the opportunity for mark -- travelers who are tourists to enjoy our real. for us, it would not work to start from scratch and institute a high-speed rail line. we have too many committees linking threat that west coast corridor that wanted to enjoy the benefits of rail and wanted us as a state contributing in putting our state dollars into it, they wanted to see the benefits in that incremental fashion. for us, washington state will always be a higher spped passenger rail program. but it works for us and our businesses. as we work closely with the burlington on this notion of sharing the corridor, it is a decision we made. they have bought into it and the nation for us in the amount of increments and passenger trips that we intend to make, the investments we're making on that freight rail line will not only benefit passenger travel but our freight movement in our state as we are a multi dependent trade state and at the economy recovers and their business continues to grow. we think the investments will help u
. donate today. >> shepard: they were all out shopping in seattle last night and all of a sudden chaos when an escalator went all haywire inside a macy's department store. somebody snapped this photo of the scene just moments after the steps popped loose at the top of the escalator. a closer look shows how they folded on top of each other. we are told the incident injured a number of shoppers and paramedics took at least four people to hospitals including a woman and her two young children. >> tonight was a joyful night. we have snowflake lane. i'm sure they were here for that with their kids. so it's devastating. >> investigators say testimony as be to it a mechanical failure but they tell us they are looking into how it happened. family members of this 46-year-old woman survived for a week eating nothing but tomatoes and snow. happened after a winter storm stranded her boyfriend and her during a drive through syria, nevada. she took shelter in a hollowed out tree while the boyfriend set out for help. >> she is little but she is mighty. she is is a survivor and she lost life. >> searchers
] >> i have never seen so many happy people in such a wide vicinity in seattle. >> this is kind of like what happened when alcohol prohibition ended. the people had a public display of their happiness of being free. >> under a new state law that went into effect this week, anyone can smoke pot in washington as long as they are own the age of 21. but possessing marijuana is still a federal crime and now the feds are scrambling to figure out what to do. joining us now to analyze in new york is attorney steve greeneberg and from l.a. attorney. first the united states supreme court today announced it will take up two gay marriage cases prop 8 out of california and the defense of marriage act case out of new york. the court could hear the cases as early as march. okay. two big issues here. let's start first with -- i think we will start with the gay marriage issue first and then we will go to the pot question. steve, how do you think it's going to play out the doma case prop 8 case how two different cases how do you think doma case. >> doma case involves whether someone who had lived with do
but nice weather for the next four days. right on through the weekend, storm track for portland and seattle, they will get rain and mountain snow. for us, we will get a lot of sunshine. you get sunshine saturday, sunday. the top of next week, mornings will be chilly. the afternoons will be nice and mild and sunny. sunny all the way through. starting wednesday we will be getting a little colder. that is still four days away. livermore, 62. san jose 63. low 60s for concord and santa rosa. 61degrees milder on sunday. beautiful monday and tuesday. cooler weather starting wednesday with highs back down in the 50s. roberta, something this evening? >> it is my favorite tame of the year where channel 5 for the past 10 years have welcomed food for bay area families into the art studio. joining us tonight paw lori from black hawk and regina rogers all from black rock. then we have someone from the san francisco food bank who are you? >> lucy. >> you're so cute. another adorable child just entered the room. >> lucas. my name is lucas. >> hi. thanks for joining us today. came with a very special big ch
with the feds. more now from nbc's kristen dahlgren. >> four, three, two, one! whooo! >> reporter: at seattle landmarks, a celebration. [ cheers ] >> reporter: washington state's new law makes it legal for adults to possess up to one ounce of marijuana. >> the fist legal imported in washington state. >> reporter: the initiative, passed in the november election, is modeled on alcohol laws. it's still illegal to drive if impaired or possess pot if you're under 21. and technically you're not allowed to smoke in public. though seattle police received a directive to issue verbal warnings only. this is what you can legally possess, one ounce. you can use it in private but stores still won't be licensed to sell it for recreational use for another year. so without a prescription there is still no sale. recreational users are going to say where am i going to go to buy this marijuana? if it's illegal to sell marijuana still. >> reporter: federal law still prohibits marijuana use in any state, and the department of justice is reviewing possible actions. >> the federal government might prosecute anyone w
. [ male announcer ] we began serving handcrafted coffees in seattle, and people seemed to like it. so we wondered -- where else could we take this? ♪ for over 40 years, we've brought our passion for fine coffee and espresso to people everywhere. but one place was impossible, until now. our lattes, espresso and brewed coffee, now in your home. the verismo™ system by starbucks. but they haven't experienced extra strength bayer advanced aspirin. in fact, in a recent survey, 95% of people who tried it agreed that it relieved their headache fast. visit fastreliefchallenge.com today for a special trial offer. >>> welcome back to "the ed show." one thing about republicans, they never give up. there's an assault on middle class workers in the state of michigan. it's a replay of what happened in wisconsin. rick snider backed by the cokoc brothe brothe brothers, michigan republicans rammed through right to work legislation. it problems prohibits paying union dues. the bill is expected to pass next week. this is a complete political attack by governor snider. he never campaigned on a right to w
with kcts seattle and their program "earthfix" to produce this story. >> sreenivasan: pacific oysters like the ones grown on shina wysockis family farm near olympia washington are served in restaurants around the country. >> we think our water tastes great here and that makes our oysters taste great. >> sreenivasan: but there's trouble in the water. the oceans p.h., which measures the level of acidity of a liquid, shows the water is becoming acidified. most growers like the wysockis can only farm oysters if they can buy oyster larvae, also called oyster seed, from hatcheries. but a few years ago, the larvae suddenly began dying by the billions. the culprit-- the seawater pumped into the hatcheries is so corrosive that it eats away the young oyster shells before they can form >> ocean acidification is this huge problem and there are so many things-- it's the currents, it's the carbon dioxide, it's the aragonite. most of which i only understand a tiny fraction of, but what i do understand is when the nursery calls on the phone and says there's no oyster seed to ship. we don't have any. >> sr
fought back. >> we told you a year ago when you came to seattle that media consolidation is a patently bad idea. no "ifs," "ands," or "buts" about it. so with all due respect i ask you, what part of that didn't you understand? >> i'm a republican and i'm a capitalist, but some areas of our private sector must be regulated. freedom of information is too important, we must be oactive in protecting that fundamental freedom. >> if the fcc is here wanting to know if chicago's residents are being wewell served, the answers no. if local talent is being covered, the answer is no. if community issues are being treated sensitively, the answer is no. if minority groups are getting the coverage and input that they need, the answer is no. the answer is no. >> if you will not stand up for we the people, then i have news for you. we the people are standing up for ourselves. this is our media, and we are taking it back. >> an estimated 3 million americans wrote the fcc and congress to protest giving big media more power, and the senate passed a resolution against the proposal. when the fcc tried again
during a robbery in october. the couplee series of crimes ended in seattle when the washington's allegedly rammed a police car with the stolen suv. >>> a 23-year-old has been arrested for the shooting death of a teen in san jose but police say they don't believe she acted alone. the 17-year-old was found shot on pacific avenue in west san carlos on november 130th. >> the radio station behind the prank call to a london hospital is speaking out after a nurse tricked by the hoax committed suicide. two hosts called the hospital pretending to be the queen and the prince. they were asking about the dutchess of cambridge who was staying for severe morning sickness. the nurse was transferred -- did transfer the call to the dutchess's ward and she committed suicide and now the station is responding. >> the house have decided that the show will not return until further notice out of respect of what can only be called a tragedy. >> the palace said the prince and his wife are deeply saddened about the nurse's death saying they were both looked after wonderfully well. the 46-year-old lea
retailers that have closed down. >> based in seattle, amazon was started in the mid-90s to sell books online and forears made no profit, but it soon became clear that the founder and his notoriously secretive company had bigger plans. they started expanding in the late 1990s into videos, music, games, electronics, kitchenware, clothing, shoes, business services, information storage. amazon turned the corner to profitability in 2002, and today, amazon is a $100 billion global company. and though he declined our request for an interview, he recently told fortune magazine -- >> our goal is to be the most customer obsessed company. we like tofia find, is there someone out there doing some element better than we, and if so, how do we improve? >> while that may be good news for millions of consumers who enjoy amazon's low prices, it is daunting for many businesses. even those that call amazon a partner. >> it's a wolf in sheep's clothing, is probably a better way to describe it. >> this woman is a retail analyst at forests research, and she said amazon has a pattern. find a company with a good pro
-2006 there was a young boy, native american in the state of washington out near seattle, and he was playing basketball, and he fell down, and he hit his lip on the pedestal of the basketball hoop. and he was afflicted with the flesh-eating bacteria. and if you go online, you can either google her name or his name, it's jake finkbonner. they have pictures of him when he was in the throes of this malady. so jake finkbonner had survived. his surgeons were absolutely miraculous in the way they were able to graph the skin to cover what had been con consumed by the bacteria. and they attribute his survival, his cure, to her intersession. so that was verified through the vatican. they have a battery of scientists to verify that these are supernormal, paranormal, whatever, occurrences that can only come from above, and they verified that. and then the process is still somewhat slow. that was in '05 or '06 when he had that malady. and then they decided to canonize her last year. i think it was in december of 2011. and they put it forward on october 21, 2012 was the day of her canonization. so an authorized aut
to the 1960, which was held in seattle. many of you probably were born then. so there was this modern monorail project to ferry people around the world fair in the investors of the project at the time offered to build a monorail system is a pilot program in los angeles, traversing the harbor freeway. dad thought it was a good idea but couldn't get any of the other city fathers are county fathers to agree that this is a good investment. nobody at that time so if you ever get people out of their beloved cars. so that monorail now circles disneyland's magic kingdom in anaheim consummately. but that is a reminder to me that the biggest mistake we've made so far is not helping major transportation projects that the public can use, we'll use it will get them out of their cars. in california i believe and i think the voters of proved that time and again that high-speed rail will reduce congestion, will create jobs and will modernize the entire's tastes real system. it will reduce congestion, which is a key issue for california. transportation congestion is strangling business potential of our state a
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